Pablo Picasso Quotes – Art as Therapy

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“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso

Do you have a lot of “dust” in your life? Art might be a good feather duster. We’re big proponents of utilizing the power of art and creativity for improving emotional and mental health – and we thought this quote from Picasso was an inspiring reminder of this. Here are some of our favorite articles that speak to the heart of Pablo Picasso’s quote:

More Art Quotes from Pablo Picasso

“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.”

“It takes a long time to become young.”

A Pablo Picasso story from the Village Voice:
There’s a great story about Pablo Picasso. Some guy told Picasso he’d pay him to draw a picture on a napkin. Picasso whipped out a pen and banged out a sketch, handed it to the guy, and said, “One million dollars, please.”

“A million dollars?” the guy exclaimed. “That only took you thirty seconds!”

“Yes,” said Picasso. “But it took me fifty years to learn how to draw that in thirty seconds.”

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More Info About Pablo Ruiz Picasso

October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973

Pablo Picasso was born in Spain, but spent most of his life in France. He’s one of the more popular icons in art today and while he’s well known for his cubist style, he also explored a variety of other styles and influences. His father was a painter and a professor of art who also trained Picasso in drawing and oil painting.

You can learn more about Picasso here and here.


  1. Michael Asare says

    i wish to hear from and learn about art therapy and gain knowledge help help others who have some psychological problems in their lives.

  2. Juliane says

    I love the fact that artists seem to be more in touch with our connection to emotions than most – perhaps if we did the same we would be abound with creativity and productivity.

  3. Uma Maheswar Nakka says

    A very beautiful and valuable site indeed
    Thanks and blessings
    Uma maheswar

  4. Ling says

    I wish I could find some quotes on how art therapy has changed patients lives. Im going a paper on art therapy for school.

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